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Summary

  1. Man abused at two care homes
  2. Man charged in Honiton murder probe
  3. Flybe promises overhaul after £20m loss
  4. Man 'grabbed' five-year-old girl
  5. General election 2017: Voting under way across England
  6. First day of the Royal Cornwall Show
  7. Live election result coverage from 22:00

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By Johnny O'Shea

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

We will have extensive coverage of the election results with a special live page running through the night from 22:00, as well as a live programme on BBC Radio Cornwall and Devon.

Don't forget Spotlight on BBC One later.

Royal Cornwall Show: Three little pigs

Andrew Segal

Local Live

Obviously being on show is a bit tiring for these three Berkshire pigs.

Berkshire pigs
BBC

Royal Cornwall Show: Official charities

Andrew Segal

Local Live

Each year, managers of the Royal Cornwall Show select two charities to benefit from being able to officially fundraise at the three-day event.

Cornwall Air Ambulance
Cornwall Air Ambulance

This year, the Alzheimer's Society and the Cornwall Air Ambulance (pictured) will be making full use of this status.

Organisations which have benefited previously include Cornwall Hospice Care and Age UK.

Royal Cornwall Show: The cute and furries

Andrew Segal

Local Live

Cavies tent
BBC

If you're a fan of cavies (guinea pigs, etc), there was plenty of cuteness in their tent, including possibly the furriest guinea pig I think I have ever seen.

Guinea pigs
BBC

'Honey' trap led to pensioner being fleeced of £35,000

Naomi Kennedy

BBC Radio Cornwall

A pensioner was sent messages with words like "honey" to persuade him that he would marry a fictitious Asian woman.

Justice
BBC

Geoff Hoyland paid £20,000 into a bank account to show the family of the fictitious woman that he was of a stable background, Truro Crown Court heard.

Judge Simon Carr said: "The victim was in his late 60s and as he said in his statement, a very lonely man" who was "at an emotional low" and "a sitting duck for exploitation".

Mr Hoyland, from Oxfordshire had been using Facebook to look for love.

Jynal Khan, of Hendra Road in St Dennis in Cornwall, admitted fraud and was jailed for two years.

Royal Cornwall Show: How do you get a sheep's wool quickly?

Andrew Segal

Local Live

How do you gets a sheep's wool quickly? Shear talent, I'd say. Boom boom!

Sheep shearing
BBC

This is one of the rounds of the juniors sheep-shearing championship at the show. They can get a coat off in a matter of minutes.

Sheep shearing
BBC

Zoo’s poison frog world first

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park has become the first in the world to breed an endangered Peruvian frog.

Staff have successfully bred the Summers' poison frog in a zoo for the first time.

This species was only described in 2008, when it was separated from the red headed poison frog and identified as a separate species.

Peruvian frog
Paignton Zoo

Lower Vertebrate and Invertebrate keeper Dr Katy Upton said: “According to the global computer database for zoo records, we are the first collection to successfully breed this species.

"This may be because of the recent taxonomic change of this species, but we are proud to have the Summers' poison frog here and excited to be able to display this incredible frog to our visitors.”

Royal Cornwall Show: A little history

Andrew Segal

Local Live

Who'd have thought that a ploughing match would evolve into one of Cornwall's most famous events?

That's precisely how the Royal Cornwall Show started ... well, in its first incarnation.

The Cornwall Agricultural Society, founded in Bodmin in 1793, held its first event in September that year - the aforementioned ploughing match - near the Red Lion Inn in Truro. The following year saw prizes for livestock being added to the awards on offer and things have mushroomed from there.

The society became known as the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association in 1858.

Although based in the then county town of Bodmin from 1793 to the mid-1820s, competitions were often also held in various other parts of the county.

It moved to Truro from 1827 to 1857, but the association then "turned nomadic", show historians said, with the annual show being staged in the east and west of Cornwall in alternate years.

Apart from breaks during World War One and World War Two, the show was to be staged on this alternate site basis until 1960 when the Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge became its permanent home.

Cornwall's polling stations

Polling stations around Cornwall are in a range of buildings, including village halls, restaurants and castles.

Caerhays Castle
BBC
Caerhays Castle
Veryan Parish Hall
BBC
Veryan Parish Hall
The Waterwheel Inn Restaurant and Bar in Trethowel, St Austell
BBC
The Waterwheel Inn Restaurant and Bar in Trethowel, St Austell
Lanlivery polling station at the village hall
BBC
Lanlivery polling station at the village hall

Royal Cornwall Show: Goat competition winner is no kidder

Andrew Segal

Local Live

Meet Sam and Boxo Nutlet the goat, winners of the Kid Category of the Goat Competition.

There are proud smiles all around.

Sam and Boxo Nutlet
BBC

Fake dating pictures of Asian woman led to love-lorn man losing £35K

Naomi Kennedy

BBC Radio Cornwall

A 36-year-old man has been jailed for two years after fleecing a retired man out of £35,000 through a fake dating profile.

Scales
bbc

Jynal Khan, of Hendra Road in St Dennis in Cornwall, admitted fraud.

The victim, Geoff Hoyland, from Oxfordshire had been using Facebook to look for love.

Truro Crown Court heard how fake dating photos sent to Mr Hoyland of an attractive Asian woman in her early 30s were used to get the money.

Judge Simon Carr said "You deliberately manipulated his emotions".

Royal Cornwall Show: Drumming up support for pipers

Andrew Segal

Local Live

Weather: Further showers overnight

BBC Weather

Weather map
BBC

Clear and dry spells are expected overnight with variable amounts of cloud and further showers - maybe some heavier ones.

Moderate or fresh southwesterly winds will turn to the west by morning. Min Temp 10C

Tomorrow will be a drier and brighter day with spells of sunshine.

A few isolated showers are possible, especially in the morning, with cloud increasing and gradually lowering during the afternoon.

Some rain arriving in the far west towards evening. Max Temp 19C

Royal Cornwall Show: Want a closer goosey gander?

Andrew Segal

Local Live

Goose
BBC

I'm not exactly sure what I said to this goose to make it want to try and get out of its cage, but I promise I apologised and stepped away immediately.

Goose
BBC

Poldark could be Cornwall's Bergerac or Heartbeat

The Poldark effect could continue to bring millions of pounds a year to Cornwall as series three begins this weekend.

That's according to a University of Exeter academic who likens the popularity to the 90s hit show Heartbeat which brought in nine million pounds to a small area of Yorkshire each year it was on air.

Businesses in Charlestown, where the port acts as the backdrop for Truro in the historical drama, say the series has helped the area's fortunes.

Poldark
BBC

Dr Joanne Connell, the director of Tourism at the Exeter's business school, says Poldark's enduring legacy can be likened to that of Bergerac.

She said "that was filmed in the 1980's and there's still interest today. It's one of the main attractors to Jersey.

"I think that Poldark has got a real potential to stay in the hearts and minds of the viewers. It's the emotional connection with the characters."

Royal Cornwall Show: Vintage vehicles are lovely jubbly

Andrew Segal

Local Live

Antique cars and trucks, steamrollers and a fairground are featured in the vintage vehicle area of the showground.

Vintage cars
BBC

But what's this? Has someone given Only Fools and Horses' Del Boy a permit to get in?

Del Boy's car
BBC

"Mange tout, Rodney. Mange tout," as Derek Trotter would say.

Fairground
BBC

Olejnik signs for Mansfield after Exeter exit

James Law

BBC Sport Online

Mansfield Town have signed Bobby Olejnik after Exeter City decided not to offer the goalkeeper a new contract.

The 30-year-old former Peterborough and Torquay keeper spent two seasons with the Grecians before being released.

Bobby Olejnik
Getty Images

The former Austria Under-21 international, who has also played for Scunthorpe and York City, played in both legs of the League Two play-off semi-finals last season, but was on the bench for the final as the Grecians lost to Blackpool at Wembley.

Bobby Olejnik

Mansfield sign goalkeeper Olejnik

Mansfield Town's big summer recruitment continues with the signing of goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik, their 12th new arrival.

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Royal Cornwall Show: Shaun display is far from woolly

Andrew Segal

Local Live

One of the highlights of this year's flower show is a huge display based on children's television favourite Shaun the Sheep.

Shaun the Sheep display
BBC

The farmer's house, made of potatoes, sees a few adventures under way involving the sheep who have cauliflower "wool", which, from a slight distance, is as good a substitute as you can get.

Shaun the Sheep display
BBC
Shaun the Sheep display
BBC

Wadebridge horses distressed after having their tails cut by a cruel abuser

Cornwall Live

A cruel abuser has been cutting the tails of horses in the Wadebridge area, police say.

Royal Cornwall Show: A Spotlight on the BBC Theatre sofa

Andrew Segal

Local Live

BBC Spotlight's Justin Leigh and David Braine were on Radio Cornwall earlier.

Justin Leigh and David Braine
BBC

David White is very keen that everyone shows off the mugs for his show.

Royal Cornwall Show: This little piggy...

Andrew Segal

Local Live

The is little Tamworth piggy didn't go to the market, he went to the Royal Cornwall Show instead.

Pig
BBC

Lameiras joins Plymouth from Coventry

James Law

BBC Sport Online

League One newcomers Plymouth Argyle have signed Portuguese midfielder Ruben Lameiras following his release by Coventry City.

Lameiras played 69 times for the Sky Blues after joining them in July 2015, scoring seven goals.

Ruben Lameiras
Empics

The 22-year-old moved to England at the age of 10 to join Tottenham's academy, and signed a professional deal in 2014.

He left Spurs the following year without making a senior appearance and had a short spell playing in Sweden.

Man who failed to get his pet put down banned from keeping dogs

Johnny O'Shea

BBC News Online

A man who failed to get treatment for his injured pet has been banned from keeping dogs for three years.

Michael Prowse, 52, of Trevean Road in Penzance pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a 13-year-old Collie cross called Sam.

He had taken the animal to a vet, who identified a tumour on his leg and suggested Sam should be put down.

Prowse requested time for his family to say goodbye before he died, but he never returned.

Sam the dog
RSPCA

Sam was found four months later with the mass on his leg still ulcerated. Sam, who was euthanised on welfare grounds, was confirmed to have been suffering throughout the whole period by a vet.

Prowse told Truro Magistrates' court he could not face losing Sam, having lost his wife to cancer in the same year. He was also given an eight week suspended jail sentence and another dog is being removed from his care.

Exeter handed tough Champions Cup draw

James Law

BBC Sport Online

Premiership winners Exeter Chiefs have been drawn alongside Leinster, Montpellier and Glasgow in next season's European Champions Cup pool stage.

Rob Baxter's side have visited all three clubs before, with the competition starting in October.

Champions Cup
Getty Images

Chiefs reached the quarter-final stage of the competition in the 2015-16 campaign, but failed to make it out of their group last season.

Royal Cornwall Show: Breed winner isn't feeling sheepish

Andrew Segal

Local Live

If you've ever wondering what a champion Texel sheep looks like, well, here you go.

Sheep
BBC

Port businesses predict Poldark boost

Naomi Kennedy

BBC Radio Cornwall

Business owners in Charlestown near St Austell are bracing themselves for even more visitors as the new series of Poldark begins on Sunday.

The port has been used as the backdrop for Truro in all three series, and with several new restaurants opening near the harbour over the last 12 months - it's now a year round destination.

Poldark in Charlestown
BBC

Melissa Marquis already runs a pub in Port Isaac, where Doc Martin is filmed, and now owns a restaurant and café in Charlestown.

She said: "I definitely think Poldark has been really good for Charlestown as a whole and it's brought a lot of people down here who are interested in the history of the harbour as well as the boats".

Royal Cornwall Show: A rest after the display

Andrew Segal

Local Live

Sometimes you have just had to have a good lie-down if you've been on show.

Bull
BBC

Royal Cornwall Show: Pick a competition, any competition!

Andrew Segal

Local Live

Competitions are obviously one of the mainstays of the Royal Cornwall Show, and there are a myriad of categories which people can enter.

Girl with rosette
BBC

What do you fancy? Here are a few choices for you to start pondering in the meantime:

  • Livestock
  • Equine
  • Showjumping
  • Dogs
  • Poultry
  • Rabbits
  • Cavies (including guinea pigs)
  • Pigeons
  • Cage Birds
  • Bees & Honey
  • Flower Show
  • Blacksmiths

Man 'grabbed' five-year-old girl

Police are looking for a couple they believe attempted to grab a five-year-old girl in a Redruth supermarket.

They say it happened in Tesco on Tolgus Hill between 13:55 and 14:20 on Saturday.

The family were approached twice by a man and woman in the store who invited her daughter to go with them.

Tesco
Google

On the second occasion the man grabbed the girl by the wrist and pulled her towards him, police said.

Police described the couple as aged between 50 and 60. The man was white, of slim build and had short grey hair. He had an Irish accent and was wearing a dark tweed jacket.

The woman was about 5ft 6ins tall, with brown hair and glasses. She was wearing a green top and blue jeans.

Royal Cornwall Show: How do you get a sheep ready for competition?

Andrew Segal

Local Live

Apparently the process includes a quick brush.

Sheep brushing
BBC

Weather: Brighter spells developing

BBC Weather

The outbreaks of rain will clear eastwards and the cloud will lift to become brighter with some sunny spells developing.

A few scattered showers will remain which will be locally heavy.

Southwesterly winds will be fresh to strong around the coast, but moderate inland.

Max temp: 17C.

Weather
BBC

Royal Cornwall Show: Shaking it up with some samba

Andrew Segal

Local Live

Royal Cornwall Show: The sheep competitions

Andrew Segal

Local Live

There are so many breeds of sheep I wasn't aware of - I don't even know where to begin, although this tent seems like a good starting point.

Sheep
BBC

It's busy, though: animals and their owners are moving in and out all the time, going to the judging rings, coming back from the judging rings, with the winners showing off some prizes on their pens.

Sheep
BBC

Albion re-sign Irish flanker Grace

James Law

BBC Sport Online

Plymouth Albion have re-signed Irish flanker Eoghan Grace three years after he left Brickfields.

The 29-year-old has previously played for Exeter Chiefs, Ealing and Coventry, and will also work to help boost Albion's profile in the community.

Eoghan Grace
Getty Images

"I can’t get away from the place I suppose. We had a good community; we had a good group bond at the time I was there."

Royal Cornwall Show: Brushing up on cow anatomy? This painting may help

Andrew Segal

Local Live

You may be wondering why this cow has been painted on. Well, don't worry, Rosie at the Penbode Vets' stand is being used as a living portrait to show where all her organs are.

Rosie the cow
BBC

Jonathan, from Penbode, said it was part of work to raise awareness of better management of livestock, and that animals can be kept healthier if farmers know where and what size an animal's organs are.

He said: "For instance, many people don't realise how small a cow's lungs are compared to those rest of them. That's why they can get pneumonia easily."

The painted cow
BBC

Rosie also has her own internal difficulties, with a dispatched stomach. But she's fine, we're assured.

Travel: Bodmin traffic lights stuck on red

BBC News Travel

  • The temporary traffic lights in the roadworks just off the A30 eastbound at Bodmin are stuck on red
  • In Plymstock there are reports of a collision on Wembury Road near Blackstone Close
  • At Junction 29 of the M5 near Exeter & Honiton all lanes are now open on the exit slip. A broken-down vehicle has been recovered
  • On the A30 eastbound between Millpool and Temple, an earlier accident has been cleared. Slow traffic remains in the area

Man abused at two care homes

Ben Chapple

BBC News Online

A victim of "organised and systemic" abuse at a care home was sent there after being abused at another home.

Staff members at two Devon care homes for adults with learning disabilities were convicted on Wednesday.

Ben, 25, a resident at Vielstone, one of the two homes near Bideford, had been transferred there after being abused at the Winterbourne View home, his family say.

Vielstone
BBC

His mother Claire Garrod said he described being "kicked, punched, stripped naked, water poured on him".

This came after Ben, who has autism, "had his jaw fractured and lost teeth after a nurse punched or kicked him in the face" while he was at Winterbourne View, near Bristol, Mrs Garrod said.

Royal Cornwall Show: The cattle competition

Andrew Segal

Local Live

Despite the drizzle earlier, the judging of cattle was popular.

Cattle competition
BBC

I'm glad the judges know what they're looking for because I was a little wary of getting too close to such a collection of obviously hefty beasts.

Cattle competition
BBC

And if you've ever wondered how they get them so clean before competition, a vacuum cleaner often comes into play.

Cattle competition
BBC

Vigil for terror victims in Falmouth

Dick Straughan

BBC Radio Cornwall

Students from both Falmouth and Exeter universities joined people on The Moor in Falmouth last night as they held a candlelit vigil to remember the victims of the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester.

The event was organised in the wake of Saturday night's attack in the capital.

Vigil
BBC

It was designed to show solidarity with the families of the victims whilst also standing against all forms of extremism in society.